Chunky: Somebody’s Child (Stream)

An unsurprisingly strong debut from a long established entity here, as Chunky releases his Somebody’s Child LP. Following on from years of association with the likes of LEVELZ, Swamp81 and Zed Bias, the Manchester artist comes into his own with a strong album that successfully blends rap with the surrounding subcultures and genres that Chunky has long inhabited. You can get a feel for Somebody’s Child below, with downloads available on Bandcamp.

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Dabbla & GhostTown: Wave

It’s been a good few years since we last heard from Dead Players and I’m sure I’m not the only one who would happily devour a new album from the trio. There’s been talk of a third installment but so far nothing has emerged. But we have had some glimmer of hope in the shape of a new video from two of the DP conglomerate, as Dabbla and GhostTown put their collective powers to work on Wave. It’s the type of music they both do best and so it’s no surprise that it turned out as well as it did, happily embracing Potent Funk’s self-proclaimed brand of hybrid rap shit. The video for Wave is out now, with stream and downloads available via the usual platforms.

Dabbla x alllone: AdeptĀ 

Fresh music from the Potent Funk family, with the arrival of new additions, alllone. The Austrian production duo make their label debut with the assistance of PF veteran, Dabbla, who is the main collaborator on their upcoming EP. Adept is the first single and is the perfect fit for a label that has championed the hybrid rap sound over the years. Looking forward to hearing what the remainder of the EP has in store. Bad Tuesday is out in full on 22 November.

Little Simz: Rollin Stone

Despite the three month wait until the album release, Little Simz keeps the anticipation building with yet another new single. Rollin Stone is the third taster we’ve been treated to over the last couple of months and for my money, it’s the one that hits the hardest. That’s mainly thanks to the filthy production, which is a joint affair between regular Simz collaborator, Inflo, and multi-genre specialist, Jakwob. The track is taken from Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, which is due for release on 3 September.

Sumgii x Illaman x Chunky: Lost in Space

New movements from the Potent Funk family, as they unveil a new collab between Sumgii, Illaman and Chunky. Their first track, Lost in Space, surfaced last week and set the pace for whatever else they have in store. Not even sure if there is more to come, but let’s hope so. Lost in Space is available to stream now on all the usual platforms. The video was made by Max Motion.


More riotous visuals from PAV4N, as he continues to make waves as his latest musical incarnation. On DOOM, the former Foreign Beggars frontman has teamed up with Sukh Knight to create this grimy behemoth of a track, which looms out of the shadows with a grin that sits somewhere between killer and comrade. The track is out now on 4NCĀ„. Stay tuned for more madness from PAV4N coming soon.